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WinterSong

Member Since 18 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2015 05:19 AM
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In Topic: Trader Joe's White Corn Chips/trader Joe's In General

16 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

From my understanding, Trader Joe's is testing their gluten-free items now to comply with the FDA ruling. However, they have only tested a few products, which are listed on their website. Most of the ones they have tested are gluten-free baked products. They are working on testing more. But you can call their corporate number and ask if a certain product is made in the same facility/equipment as wheat. Just have the number under the bar code handy. I did that for a few products that didn't list any allergen information. 


In Topic: Dry Cat Food

09 March 2015 - 07:54 PM

That is too funny. That is exactly what my cat does. She's so greedy. Once I opened her small food container, and she stuffed her face in it before I could do anything. She picked up half a dozen pieces, ran to the other room, dropped them, and then proceeded to swallow them whole one by one, lol.

In Topic: Dry Cat Food

09 March 2015 - 01:05 PM

That's a nice thought too. Unfortunately she needs to be fed five times a day (otherwise she gets too excited, eats too fast, then throws up). My boyfriend and I do not live together yet. Our cat is staying at my place for a period of time while he is busy traveling. What I have done to minimize the dust problem is to transfer some of her food into a smaller container. When I open it I can tell that there isn't as strong of the smell as with the larger bag. So I'm hoping that the smaller container is decreasing the airborn risk. I still do not hold it close to me and will hold my breath. I only touch the little scoop in the container then wash my hands. That's the best I've come up with so far. :(

In Topic: Dry Cat Food

09 March 2015 - 12:42 PM

Thank you for the advice. I wish we could switch. She has been on three different diets.

1. Unhealthy mainstream cat food with lots of starches and fillers (this was before we adopted her).

2. A highly recommended diet of wet food only that has no grains/fillers. Very high in protein.

3. Her current diet of special medicated dry food containing gluten.

 

Oddly enough, on her wet food/diet #2 she had to go to the hospital three times for severe constipation. Thank goodness we had pet insurance, otherwise the bills would have been monstrous. Her current diet is the only thing that has been keeping her regular. It was awful on #2 because we now realize she had been trying for weeks to tell us that something was wrong (she was pooping, just not enough), but because she obviously doesn't speak English we didn't get it. My boyfriend (the technical owner) is not willing to risk compromising her health again to try a new food. We'll just end up with another ER visit. 

 

I'm trying to be as careful as I can feeding her. I don't think it's much different than having a shared kitchen with gluten eaters. Everything is separate. Luckily I don't have a skin sensitivity to gluten. 


In Topic: Do Your Pets Eat Gluten Free?

09 March 2015 - 11:52 AM

My cat eats a special medicated food that unfortunately has gluten in it. I was my hands a lot - after feeding and before cooking anything. Wish she could go gluten-free.

 

I laughed reading the earlier comments because I hold my breath when I feed her, lol.